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Cubot KingKong 8


Cubot KingKong 8
Cubot KingKong 8 (King Kong Series)
Mediatek MT8788 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A73 / A53
Graphics adapter
12 GB 
6.53 inch 20:9, 1612 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 169.9 x 80.2 ( = 0.79 x 6.69 x 3.16 in)
10600 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 13
Primary Camera: 48 MPix + 2MP + 0.3MP
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
382 g ( = 13.47 oz / 0.84 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
130 Euro



Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: 73% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Cubot KingKong 8

83% Cubot KingKong 8 Review: А Worthy Rugged Budget Phone 3-in-1
Source: Root Nation English
The Cubot KingKong 8 is a great choice for those seeking a budget-friendly and rugged device for all life situations. It’s not afraid of water, dust, or falls, it features a quite powerful and bright flashlight that easily replaces a separate one, has an impressive battery, and can also serve as a portable power bank for charging other devices. Additionally, the KingKong 8 offers good performance and a nearly “clean” Android experience without unnecessary bloatware. Yes, it may not boast a fancy display or impressive cameras, but considering its budget-friendly price tag, it’s hard to consider that a drawback.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Cubot KingKong 8 Review: A Rugged Smartphone with an Extremely Bright Flashlight
Source: Tech X Reviews English
The Cubot KingKong 8 is a rugged smartphone that stands out in many aspects. With its unique features, robust build quality, and impressive performance, it offers a compelling option for those in need of a rugged smartphone that doesn’t compromise on performance or essential features and certainly won’t break the bank. The design of the KingKong 8 is not just rugged but also aesthetically pleasing. While it may not be the ideal daily driver due to its size and weight, it excels in specialized use cases where durability and resilience are paramount. Also, One standout feature is the powerful flashlight, offering up to 5,000 lumens of brightness. It’s a handy tool for various situations and adds an extra layer of utility to the device. Performance-wise, it’s equipped with the MT8788V/WA SoC and ample RAM and storage, delivering a smooth and responsive user experience. It handles tasks and gaming with ease, making it suitable for both work and play.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2023

Foreign Reviews

78% Cubot KingKong 8
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
Test Cubot KingKong 8. Oślepiająca latarka i bateria na 5 dni
Source: Instalki Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Very long battery life; tough device; good price; no bloatware; microSD card slot; NFC module; nice main camera. Negative: Slow charging; mono speakers; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2023
Cubot KingKong 8 - recenzja, test, opinia i dane techniczne
Source: Unite4buy Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Waterproof IP68; decent hardware; nice cameras; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2023


ARM Mali-G72 MP3: Integrated graphics card from ARM with 3 cores based on the 2nd generation of the Bifrost architecture.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Helio MT8788: ARM based octa-core SoC with 4x big ARM Cortex-A73 cores and 4x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A53 cores. All clocked up to 2 GHz. Integrates a ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a dedicated AI processing unit.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-12- 3)